Family Tuition Plan
The Family Tuition Plan, provided through a partnership between the Embracing Our Future campaign and the Mississippi Valley STO, provides assistance to many Assumption students. It is particularly helpful to low and middle income families with tuition expense at both the elementary and high school levels.
We are pleased to announce that the 2018-2019 Family Tuition Plan application is now available online at www.assumptionhigh.org/familytuitionplan. The application includes a dropdown menu which will allow translation to Vietnamese and Spanish. PLEASE NOTE: The application must be completed in one sitting, so be sure you have everything you need ready before beginning the application process
- FTP grants are determined based on family income, family size, and total tuition required.
- For the 2017-2018 school year, 30% of Assumption students are receiving tuition assistance for a total of over $375,000.
- We encourage families who are interested in Catholic education but are struggling with economic barriers to complete the Family Tuition Plan application.
- All applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be submitted online.
- Applications should be accompanied by your 2017 Iowa 1040 Tax Return, as well as your Schedule C, E, and/or F if you show income on lines 5, 10, or 11 of your Iowa 1040.
- To receive full funding, applications must be submitted by June 30, 2018.
For any questions regarding the Family Tuition Plan or the FTP application process, please contact Liz King Powers at (563)326-5313 ext. 228.
Scholarships and Tuition Assistance
As a result of generous donor support, Assumption is able to offer several scholarship opportunities. The average scholarship award is $500, and a student may apply for as many scholarships as they would like. In addition to the scholarships listed below, many Assumption scholarships are also available from local parishes.
INSTRUCTIONS: Scholarships must be received no later than April 15th.
- To apply, a student should write a paragraph (100-150 words) indicating why he or she would like to be considered for the scholarship.
- A copy of the same paragraph may be used for multiple scholarships.
- The single page application must include the scholarship name, student’s first and last name, address, grade for the 2018-2019 school year, and date.
- Please name the file using the following convention: scholarshipname-studentname, and save as a .PDF (Adobe PDF) or .DOC file (Microsoft Word document). Attach the file to an email sent to: email@example.com. The subject of the email should also follow the scholarshipname-studentname format. A separate email should be sent for each scholarship application. All applications are confidential.
- Scholarship recipients will be notified by mail by May 31st.
AHS Girls’ Basketball Alumni Scholarship
This scholarship, established by girls’ basketball alumni, is given in honor of the program’s rich tradition of excellence. The recipient of this scholarship must be a member of the Assumption Girls’ Basketball program and remain in good standing in both the classroom and on the team. The scholarship will renew each year the student continues to meet the criteria.
Barrett Family Scholarship
The recipient of this scholarship is an in-coming freshman who demonstrates Christian values, performs community service, and applies a strong work ethic to all endeavors. The student must maintain a 2.5 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.
Bob Beran Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Bob Beran who was a member of the class of 1975. Bob died as the result of a physiological problem when he was just beginning his professional life. The scholarship is awarded to a student of good character whose family struggles with economic barriers.
John L. and Patricia McCarthy Bush Family Scholarship
At the core of Jack and Pat’s existence was their Catholic faith and their family. They were outspoken advocates for the unborn and Catholic education at all levels. This fund awards two $500 scholarships (one female and one male) to incoming 9th graders each year. Applicants should be practicing Catholics, supportive of the prolife movement, have maintained a 3.0 GPA during 8th grade and plan to participate on at least one high school athletic team each year. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.
Class of 1999 Alex Velotas Student Athlete Scholarship
This annual scholarship is in memory of Alex Velotas, a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He had a passion for sports and a welcoming smile. He upheld Christian values and actively demonstrated loyalty and leadership. Alex was a part of the Class of 1999 who would like to honor his memory by assisting a student who upholds Alex’s qualities. The recipient must be involved in the Assumption athletic program and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Thomas J. Fiedler Scholarship
This scholarship is a tribute to Thomas Fiedler, Class of ’59, who was president of Assumption’s first graduating class. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who displays high personal standards and provides a “positive voice” among his/her peers.
Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship
The Edwin and Rupert Kautz Family Scholarship awards a scholarship each fall to an in-coming freshman who is seeking a quality education, has a GPA of 3.0 and is willing to work for a promising future. The applicant should discuss future aspirations and goals on the application. Please also list involvement in extra-curricular activities such as hobbies, clubs, sports, work or volunteer experiences. All students may apply, but preference will be given to applicants from either St. Peter’s or St. Alphonsus Catholic Church.
Richard and Virginia Leese Memorial Scholarship
This annual scholarship is in memory of Richard and Virginia Leese who, after 64 years of marriage, passed away in 2006 and 2011, respectively. The Leese’s were staunch supporters of Holy Family parish and Assumption High School with 10 children and many grandchildren graduating through the years. Applicants should be a member of Holy Family parish, facing a financial barrier and who maintains a GPA of 3.0. Scholarships are renewable each year the student continues to meet the criteria.
Maher Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is a memorial to William and Marlene Maher. The recipient must be an Assumption freshman in the fall of even numbered years, be a graduate of John F. Kennedy Catholic School, maintain a 2.5 GPA and be involved in extracurricular activities. Please contact Our Lady of Victory for application procedures.
Frank Martinez Memorial Scholarship
Frank Martinez was a lifelong, devout Catholic who valued the importance of faith-based education. Mr. Martinez’s dream was for all his grandchildren to attend Assumption High School. This scholarship, which honors his dedication and understanding of the importance of Catholic education, is awarded to outstanding students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate Catholic values and are involved in at least one extracurricular athletic activity. The student must maintain a 3.0 GPA and remain in good standing for the scholarship to renew annually.
Jack and Eileen Matson Family Scholarship
This scholarship honors Jack and Eileen Matson. Jack was a U.S. Navy Veteran, devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church, the Knights of Columbus #563, and American Legion Post #26. Eileen is a devoted member of Holy Family Catholic Church and worked for Holy Family School. They were dedicated to Catholic education, sending their six children to Assumption. This scholarship, honoring Jack and Eileen’s commitment to Catholic education, is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need, hold at least a 2.5 GPA, and participate in at least one extra-curricular activity. Although not a requirement, preference is given to applicants from Holy Family parish.
Janet and Robert McCabe Family Scholarship
Janet and Robert McCabe are generous supporters of Catholic education in Scott County. To “pay it forward” so others can share in an Assumption education, the McCabe’s are offering an annual $500 scholarship. This needs-based scholarship is available to any student who exhibits good character through their actions.
Jill Leese McGuire Memorial Scholarship
A 1969 graduate of Assumption High School, Jill Leese McGuire was dedicated to Assumption and its mission. She and her husband, Mike, sent their three sons to Assumption, and Jill co-chaired the first annual April Knight Gala, which, through her efforts, continues to be Assumption’s signature fundraising event. This scholarship honoring Jill’s dedication to service and Catholic education is awarded to students with financial need who demonstrate Catholic values and service to others.
Katherine S. Molyneaux Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded to an in-coming freshman student with a special interest in English, Literary Arts or Journalism. If a student is not found to meet this criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to an in-coming freshman with a special interest and ability in any of the liberal arts. The scholarship will renew each year the student maintains a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Neufeld Vocal and Instrumental Music Scholarships
These scholarships are awarded every four years and are available to incoming 9th graders participating in band or vocal music. The application must also include a recommendation from the grade school principal and verification that the student had a cumulative GPA of 2.5 from 7th and 8th grades. The scholarship will be renewed each year the student continues to meet the criteria. The next vocal music scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2018. The next instrumental scholarship will be awarded in the fall of 2019.
Maureen O’Connor Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Miss O, who taught in the Assumption Math Department for 39 years. It is awarded annually to an incoming senior who displays high personal standards, celebrates a love for life and shows genuine concern for all members of the Assumption Family.
St. Mary’s Parish Scholarship for Catholic Education
This annual scholarship provides assistance to a student who belongs to St. Mary’s parish and attended All Saints Catholic School. The criteria used in evaluating applications includes: financial need, involvement at church, school and community events and academic achievement.
Sisters of Charity, BVM Endowed Scholarship
This annual scholarship provides assistance to an incoming freshman to Assumption High School. The applicant must qualify for tuition assistance through the Family Tuition Plan and should have a history of academic success by earning average or above average grades. Preference will be given to students from an immigrant family who are parishioners of Sacred Heart or St. Paul the Apostle parishes.
Spirit of 1976 Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the Class of 1976 who want to pay forward the blessing they had of receiving a Catholic education at Assumption High School. This scholarship will award $250 to a female student and $250 to a male student and is based upon financial need.
Sunderbruch O’Donnell Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Tommy Sunderbruch, Johnny O’Donnell, and their uncle, Norman Ash’65, who died in a car accident in 1978. The scholarship is to help students whose families struggle with economic barriers.
Al and Rose Tiedje Scholarship
This scholarship was established as a lasting tribute to Al and Rose Tiedje and their four children, all of whom received Catholic educations from Assumption High School, St. Ambrose Academy, or Immaculate Conception Academy. Applicants should be practicing Catholics in a Davenport parish, have attended a Catholic grade school, demonstrated a spirit of stewardship in their parish, and maintained a 3.0 GPA during the previous school year.
Alex Velotas Scholarship
This annual scholarship is a memorial to Alex Velotas who was a sophomore at AHS when he died in 1996. He was an outstanding student, athlete and young Christian man. The recipient of this one-year scholarship must be involved in the Assumption athletic program, maintain a 3.0 GPA and be of good character.